The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, featured presentations from representatives of four racing jurisdictions on their advancements in aftercare practices as well as discussions pertaining to the importance of developing effective aftercare programs.

Fourth IFAR Highlights Global Progress in Care of Thoroughbreds Following Racing & Breeding Careers


The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa, featured presentations from representatives of four racing jurisdictions on their advancements in aftercare practices as well as discussions pertaining to the importance of developing effective aftercare programs.

‘Proud of our record, proud of our ambition’ says BHA as horse welfare strategy published


The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has welcomed the publication of an industry-wide horse welfare strategy, A Life Well Lived, as a pivotal moment, which will see the industry and regulator working together in a new way to address the sport’s biggest challenges.

Boum time! Mullins says Gold Cup hero has 'fantastic chance' of repeat victory


But the champion trainer knows that Gold Cup winners find it hard to go back and win

Thomas rides Umm Qarn’s MEHDI to Al Zubara Trophy victory


Umm Qarn’s MEHDI (Majd Al Arab x Jaljalah) led a thrilling one-two for the famous colours and trainer Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle in the AL ZUBARA TROPHY (LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIANS) on the first day of the HH The Amir Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Park on Thursday.

Eighth Group One for Beauty Generation (NZ)


Two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) returned to his all-conquering best with a brilliant victory in Sunday’s HK$10 million Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.

Are we ready to trash talk the Brits … Again


Winners of the Lightning Stakes boast an exceptional record at Royal Ascot, not the least being the legendary mare whose name now adorns Australia’s time honoured sprint … Black Caviar.

Wizards or prophets: The sustainability management of Churchill Downs, Inc.


In Charles C. Mann’s 2018 book, The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World, the Mann presented two very different visions of our environment.